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Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott / Minden / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Latrabjarg, Westfjords, Iceland
Alex Hyde / Focus stacked, inverted image of Diatoms on a microscope slide. Diatoms are single-celled algae which produce approximately 25% of the oxygen we breathe as well as being responsible for approximately...
Lucas Bustamante / Peacock katydid (Pterochroza ocellata) on leaf in defensive posture, Yasuni National Park, Amazon Basin, Ecuador.
Tim Laman / A frost-covered windowpane backlit at sunrise on a cold February morning, New Hampshire, USA.
David Fleetham / Day octopus (Octopus cyanea) ventral view portrait, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean.
David Fleetham / Male Gold-specs jawfish (Opistognathus randalli), with mouth brooding eggs, the eyes can clearly be seen in the eggs indicating they will soon hatch, Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia, Celebes Sea.
Edwin Giesbers / Portrait of Konik wild horse (Equus ferus caballus), Meinerswijk nature reserve, near Arnhem, the Netherlands. June.
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cleaved sample of a crustose lichen growing on grey limestone, the orange are fungal threads and the green shows algal cells. The fungal threads anchor...
Alex Hyde / False-coloured scanning electron micrograph produced at the University of Derby of stomata on the underside of an Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) leaf, 0.16 millimetres across in real life, Peak District Nat...
Alex Hyde / Male Orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) wing scales detail, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April. Focus stacked image. 1.13mm across in real life, x88 magnification when print...
Alex Hyde / Male Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) resting on Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) flower, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Alex Hyde / Female Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) carrying egg sac, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June.